Some individuals and certain animals experience a strong attachment to their place of origin, their home, or any space that provides them with familiarity and security. After eleven years since my last visit home, I continue in the constant pursuit of rooting myself in the land that embraces me, without losing sight of my roots.
I return to the analog, departing from the digital, retracing the path traveled to immerse myself in memory. I plant motifs reminiscent of my native Venezuela in the spaces of my everyday life in Switzerland. Through sepia tones, I eternalize and blend images from both places. I create negatives by printing on transparent acetate sheets and superimpose them onto paper infused with an albumin solution (made from egg whites), revealing an argument of infinite regression.
With delicacy, I gather the strands of hair that fall around me, contemplating them as threads that weave the fabric of my existence. I protect them from the inexorable passage of time by encapsulating them in glass spheres. The hair that was once carelessly discarded now becomes a tangible extension of my own memory. Countless lines of involuntary thoughts fall and find their way to the ground. They are like pages of forgotten memories affected by the present emotions that awaken them.
Navigating between the real and the illusory, I seek to find a balance between genuine attachment and the potential illusions that may challenge it.
BEATRIZ EGGLI 2023
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